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The 2022 Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 20 - 30, in Park City, Utah

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Interview from Abhijit Das filmmaker from Mumbai India

Filmmaking representative from Mumbai India: Abhijit Das   You won’t find any movies from India at this years’ Sundance Film Festival (SFF) but next year might be another story. A special delegation of filmmakers from India journeyed to Utah to find out about the inner workings of cinema in America through the Sundance Film Festival experience. “Meeting them face to face makes a huge amount of difference for us rather just sending emails which usually get ig...

VIDEO Nicholas Braun Receives the IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award in Sundance

Nicholas Braun Received the IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award as Determined by IMDbPro Data on the Page Views of More Than 200 Million Monthly Visitors to IMDb Previous IMDb STARmeter Award recipients at the Sundance Film Festival include Rachel Brosnahan, Mindy Kaling, Bill Skarsgård, Bryce Dallas Howard and Peter Dinklage. IMDb is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Institute and Luminate Champion Impactful Storytelling With Multifaceted Global Support

Eight Independent Projects Aim to Spark Change  The non-profit Sundance Institute, in collaboration with Luminate, the global philanthropic organization, today announced six new projects, joining two which had been previously announced, which are being supported by the Sundance Institute | Luminate Fund. The fund provides non-recoupable grants to independent artists working across documentary, narrative, episodic and emerging media whose work display a stro...

VIDEO recap Day 4 in Sundance

On Day Four of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, things heated up in Park City with a trip to PALM SPRINGS, not to mention a live taping of the THIRST AID KIT podcast with actors Daniel Dae Kim (BLAST BEAT) and Kendrick Sampson (MISS JUNETEENTH). Plus, legendary women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem arrived for the premiere of Julie Taymor’s The Glorias and Hillary Rodham Clinton joined us at the Cinema Café     ...

VIDEO Cinema Cafe with Hillary Clinton and Nanette Burstein at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Hillary Rodham Clinton and filmmaker Nanette Burstein stopped by Cinema Cafe to chat with John Horn about HILLARY, the four-part docu-series about the former secretary of state. Presented by Variety. Nanette Burstein Nanette Burstein is a prolific and award-winning film director. She began her career directing the documentary On The Ropes, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary. Her other films include Robert Evans's biography, The Kid Stays in the P...

VIDEO recap Day 3 in Sundance

Day Three was heralded by the arrival of Hillary Clinton, who was in town for the first screening of Nanette Burstein’s four-part docuseries on the secretary of state and U.S. senator. Across town, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s much-anticipated documentary ON THE RECORD had its world premiere, and musicians Carrie Brownstein and Annie Clark (St. Vincent) stopped by Cinema Cafe to talk about THE NOWHERE INN, the absurdist meta-film they co-wrote. ...

Sundance Film Festival is never sold out on things to do

SFF 2020 outside one of the theaters in Park City, Utah   Activists on main street in Park City, Utah By James Nelson Sold out is the common refrain at the Sundance Film Festival but there are still ways to secure a ticket once the movies start rolling. Savvy organizers keep schedules online and out in the open in many places so the public can stay informed. Veteran movie goers place their names on wait lists and use social media as a way to find an open seat. Though the festival is...

Disability Rights Movement Showcased at Sundance Film Festival 2020

Actor Nic Novicki interviewed in Park City, Utah January 26, 2020 By James Nelson   PARK CITY, Utah-A 1970s summer camp story titled, “Crip Camp” is a showcase movie at Sundance 2020 further cementing the festival’s commitment to important but little known stories. The movie is co-directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht.  Film footage of the camp for disabled youth offers powerful imagery of kids playing and simply enjoying life. Crip Camp is being screened i...

VIDEO Ron Howard in conversation at Cinema Café about his doc Rebuilding Paradise

Director Ron Howard discoverin,g Sunadance for the first time stopped by Cinema Cafe for a thought-provoking conversation with Variety's Matt Donnelly about REBUILDING PARADISE, his documentary premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City.    "I am thrilled to be in Park City He wanted to pay atribute to what Sundance has made for the medium, it s remakable he quoted, Robert Redford expanding what american film can be...THE MOST POWERFUL POSITIVE FORCE IN M...

VIDEO recap Sudance Day2

On Day Two of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, the big premieres just kept on coming! We went road-tripping with ZOLA, saw democracy in action in BOYS STATE, and stayed up late with THE NIGHT HOUSE. Director Ron Howard kicked off our Cinema Cafe series, presented by Variety, in a chat about his harrowing but ultimately uplifting documentary REBUILDING PARADISE     ...

VIDEO recap day one where Robert Redford puts the spotlight on John Cooper on his opening speech

And we’re off with Sundance kicking in in snowy Prk City! Opening night at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival was a big one, complete with the world premiere of Crip Camp (preceded by Robert Redford’s toast to John Cooper), Sundance Institute’s An Artist at the Table benefit presented by IMDbPro, and Taylor Swift’s much-anticipated arrival in Park City (hello, Miss Americana!). “There’s not enough praise or admiration we can give Cooper,” stated Robe...

VIDEO: Sundance opened with strong buzz on Miss Americana

By James Nelson PARK CITY, Utah-The 2020 edition of the Sundance Film Festival (SFF) opened with glitz, glamour, loads of anticipation and a light dusting of snow for the annual winter wonderland home of movies and movie makers. Celebrity Taylor Swift quickly fired up the buzz saws with her appearance on the red carpet for Miss Americana which offers a fascinating introspective on life as a superstar. The movie premiered to a packed theater and ended with thunderous applause. ...

Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Third Annual “Indie Entertainment Showcase 2020” in Park City, Utah on January 25, 2020

Indie Entertainment Showcase - a house full of creatives and industry executives. — with Ali M. Aksu, Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Vincent De Paul and Renee Meriste. Event Panel to Feature Top Industry Names ‘Tesla’ Star Vincent De Paul, Ali M. Aksu, Renee Meriste and Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest; Moderated by Sue Vicory Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to present the third annual "Indie&nb...

Sony's The Climb will have a live Festival Simulcast Film & Q&A Across 10 Theatres Nationwide

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL LIVE presents THE CLIMB    In A Sundance Film Festival First, Simulcast Film & Q&A Will Screen Across 10 Theatres Nationwide on January 26, 2020   The Climb, photo by Zach Kuperstein; Park City’s Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival, photo by Stephen Speckman.    PARK CITY...

2020 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

25 Jurors to Award 31 Prizes  Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place January 23 through February 2 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah.  The awards, which recognize stando...

Independent Filmmaker Day During the Sundance Film Festival

Rubenstein Business Law and Artists United present Independent Filmmaker Day During the Sundance Film Festival (January 28th 9am-6pm )   . Independent Filmmaker Day is a private day-long event held alongside premier film festivals ~ such as Cannes, Sundance, and TIFF ~ that fosters the development, production and promotion of projects in film, media and beyond.     Helping independent creators from around the world develop new projects, connect within the industry, and champi...

WMM at Sundance

  We're excited to announce that WMM Production Assistance Program films FAREWELL AMOR (dir. Ekwa Msangi, prod. Huriyyah Muhammad, Sam Bisbee, Josh Penn), CODE FOR BIAS (dir. Shalini Kantayya), THE FIGHT (dir. Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres, prod. Maya Seidler, Peggy Drexler, Kerry Washington), ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA (dir. Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, p...

Sundance Institute Announces Future of Culture Initiative

Collaborations with Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities, Produced by Institute’s New Frontier Lab Program, Include New Artists Residencies and Cross Disciplinary Summits on Arts and Technology L-R: Visual artist and sustainability scientist Diego Galafassi in residence at JHU ISET; director and producer Penelope Jagessar Chaffer in residence at JHU ISET; transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins in residence at Stanford University. Pho...

Latest Additions to 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

The Social Dilemma Joins Documentary Premieres; Born into Brothels and High Art Are From The Collection Films Special Event Love Fraud Confirmed as Day One Screening Sundance Institute adds three feature films to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s robust slate of independent work today, alongside previously announced work. The Institute also confirmed that previously-announced Special Event, Love Fraud, will screen on Day One of the Festiva...

Sundance Institute Presents: An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, to Receive the Inaugural Vanguard Award for Philanthropy Evening Featuring the World Premiere of Crip Camp: Tickets on Sale Now Here Park City, UT — Sundance Institute invites champions of independent storytelling to attend An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro, Sundance Institute’s annual fundraising event hosted on the first night of the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Park City,...

New Frontier selections for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, announced

Sundance Institute spotlights work at the dynamic crossroads of film, art and technology with the New Frontier selections for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, announced today. This curated collection of cutting-edge independent and experimental media works are by creators who are pushing artistic innovation across mediums that include rocket travel, biotech, facial recognition, mixed reality (MR), smartphone AR, underwater VR, game engines, big data, AI, the human archive, and innovative uses ...

Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival announced

Works selected across the Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival were announced today, underlining Sundance Institute's commitment to showcasing bold independent storytelling regardless of form, format or length. Kim Yutani, the Festival’s Director of Programming, said, “Authenticity and independent voices resonate across formats – and that’s evident across the full spectrum of this year’s Indie Episodic and Specia...

Exciting German films in Park City

The 36th edition of the Sundance Film Festival will take place from 23 January - 2 February, 2020 in Park City, Utah. It is regarded as the most important North American film festival in the indie scene and is organized by the Sundance Institute which was founded by Robert Redford in 1981. The festival is held in particular esteem as a springboard for up-and-coming independent film directors EXIL by Visar Morina (DE/BE/XK, Komplizen Film) will be screening at Park City in the World Dramatic ...

Last program from John Cooper as a director of Sundance Festival reveals 118 features, 44 first-time feature filmmakers

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 23–February 2, 2020. The Sundance Film Festival is Sundance Institute’s flagship public program, widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival and attended by more than 120,000 people and 1,300 ac...

Sundance Institute announces 47 Nonfiction Grantees Receiving Over $1.5 Million in Grants

47 Projects from 27 Countries Receive Over $1.5 Million in Grants Sundance Institute today named the global cohort of independent nonfiction film projects that comprise its latest Documentary Fund Grantees, including specialized grants administered by The Kendeda Fund and the Stories of Change Fund. Unrestricted granting support, totaling $1.5 million, will be extended to independent nonfiction films across various stages of development, production, post-production and audience engagement; Sun...


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